What is a feeling?

“Feeling was originally used to describe the physical sensation of touch through either experience or perception, the word is also used to describe other experiences, such as “a feeling of warmth[1] and of sentience in general. Feeling is the nominalization of the verb to feel.[2] In Latin, sentire meant to feel, hear or smell. In psychology, the word is usually reserved for the conscioussubjective experience of emotion.[3];” https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feeling

Feelings are defined by what is inside that we feel, or physical sensations, followed by what we show, body language. In order to be more balanced in our life it is important to be aware of feelings.

When dealing with children sometimes emotions are hard to understand. Have you ever had a bad day and just wanted to scream and cry? But you knew as an adult that this was not acceptable behavior… Children really don’t have that concept.

I was taking my children into bed, when they would not stay in their bed, and I couldn’t understand why. My growing frustration became noticeably visible to them, and the smile soon faded away. They looked at me with caution and made me realize I needed to put my emotions in check. I want my children to understand that I am firm, strong independent, but also compassionate. I cannot let that anger fluster me, because they’re watching.

I quickly re-gathered my thoughts and asked my children they could either have the option to go to bed or be grounded in a very calm tone, and their little feet slipped off into bed no longer looking at me with the caution.

Feelings can be contagious, so it’s very important to remember who is watching, in the example that you want to be setting for them.

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